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I don’t know about you but finding ways to practice self-care is such a hard thing for me to do. I think about doing it and applaud people who do, but when it comes to me, I tend to put myself on the back burner. Last week, I had a minor surgery that will hopefully help some pain I’ve been struggling with for a long time.
One thing about my recovery was it took me a while to bounce back. I was so tired and worn out before surgery. I had been going, going, going with work, events, and travel. So while binge-watching TV last week I made a promise to myself to each week find ways to practice self-care.
Today I have five things you can do, that you will love and you’ll thank yourself for later!
Five Ways to Practice Self-Care
Go to the Chiropractor
To me, the chiropractor is like the spa. I love going and getting adjusted. It helps my posture, how I move and also helps with headaches that I have. A chiropractor isn’t something that’s necessary but it’s nice to go!
Get a Massage
Life is stressful, and a massage is a perfect way to unwind. I don’t like really hard, deep tissue messages but do enjoy a light massage. Take an hour for yourself and relax. I promise it’ll help with tension and make your day better.
Who doesn’t love having pretty nails and getting your hands/feet rubbed? I’ve gotten to where I don’t even take my phone in anymore. I just sit, close my eyes or watch the food network on the TV.
Once a Week, Sleep In
When your schedule allows, have one day a week where you sleep in. Sometimes it’s a Saturday, sometimes it’s Wednesday. But sleep late, spend some time in bed, and have a lazy morning. It’s such a nice luxury and lets you catch up on the sleep we all need!
Buy Yourself Some Flowers
Who needs a secret admirer when you can buy yourself your favorite flowers! Gerber Daisies are my favorite so when I’m at the store once a week, I buy myself a pretty bouquet. Put them on your kitchen table, office, bedside table, anywhere to make you happy!